June 23rd, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced this week that top-six forward Ryan Callahan will miss at least five months after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip. Not only will that adversely impact his offseason training, but Callahan will no longer be a part of the Team USA roster at the World Cup of Hockey. Callahan put up...

June 21st, 2016 In Lightning Management, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top Stories 0 comments

With under two weeks to go until July 1st – the official start of the free agency period in the NHL – Steve Yzerman’s comments on Monday about the Steven Stamkos contract situation have officially shed light on the fact that time is now of the essence. Whether Stamkos is staying or going, Father Time will force each side’s hand...

June 16th, 2016 In Lightning History, Long Read, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

During the Tampa Bay Lightning's 24-year history in the National Hockey League, the franchise has made some memorable (and not so memorable) selections in the NHL Entry Draft. Of the 217 players chosen by the franchise over the course of 24 entry drafts -- not counting three players chosen in the now defunct Supplemental Draft -- just 79 of those,...

June 7th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced former Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild head coach Todd Richards as the team's new assistant coach. He replaces the departing Steve Thomas on the Bolts bench. The 49-year-old Richards has a wealth of experience coaching in the NHL and on the international stage. He's been head coach for over 400...

June 6th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Free Agents, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

Not often in life do the words "too much" and "talent" appear in the same sentence, much less in sports. Still, in the hockey world, where talent costs money and spending comes with the onerous task of fitting all of your contracts under a salary cap, too much talent often means not enough space - something the Tampa Bay Lightning will be...

June 6th, 2016 In News, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

The Tampa Bay Lightning preseason schedule for the 2016-17 season was officially announced Monday, though the team is not too far from a bitter Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final. The slate features three home tilts and three on the road, including one each in Raleigh, North Carolina; Sunrise, Florida; and...

May 31st, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

It's no secret the Tampa Bay Lightning and GM Steve Yzerman are in for a tough summer. The Lightning have numerous free agents this summer, whether restricted or unrestricted, and it's unfathomable that they get everyone signed and stay under the projected $74M salary cap for 2016-17. To paint how dire the picture is, Tampa Bay projects to have...

May 28th, 2016 In Lightning Management, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 comments

As Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final came to an end on Thursday night at Consol Energy Center, so too did the hopes of a return to the Stanley Cup Final for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Despite Stamkos' Return, Penguins Advance to Stanley Cup Final After the Lightning took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, the Pittsburgh Penguins...

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